Tom Tykwer's thriller Winter Sleepers is a haunting film about passion, emotions, love and death set in motion by a mysterious car accident. It opens with a terrible sense of foreboding, which envelops the stillness of winter. Almost hallucinatory events begin to unfold and engulf four young people - Laura, Marco, Rebecca and Rene - who have little or nothing in common with each other. When local farmer Theo enters the picture, their lives change directions forever. Their paths cross only briefly, but this crossing gives new and unforeseen meaning to their lives.